Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Junkers Ju 87 B2 Stuka – 9/StG 51, Luftwaffe, France, July 4, 1940
1:72 Scale. Length: 6”. Wingspan: 7.5”
Limited Edition of 1200 Models Worldwide
On July 4, 1940 a large number of Ju 87 dive-bombers delivered the single most deadly assault in history on British territory. While avoiding interception by the RAF, the Ju 87s sank the 5,500 ton anti-aircraft ship HMS Foylebank in Portland Harbour, on the south coast of England, killing 176 of the crew. One of the ship’s gunners, Seaman John Mantle was awarded a Victoria Cross posthumously for maintaining his fire despite terrible injuries.Detailed cockpit with crew figures
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Numbered collector card
The Ju 87 Stuka was a German two-seat dive-bomber and ground-attack aircraft of early World War II. First flown on September 17, 1935 the Ju 87 entered limited service with the Luftwaffe in 1937. Although accurate and very effective against ground targets, the Stuka was vulnerable to fighter aircraft. Its poor maneuverability and a lack of speed and defensive armament meant that the Stuka often required a fighter escort to operate effectively. Towards the end of the war, the Stuka had been largely replaced by ground-attack versions of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190.
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Category: Corgi 1:72 Non-U.S. Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14